Destria

NASA launches Portal 2 character into orbit

Destria

6 years ago

Yup. He did all three of the "defective cores", and the broken turrets. He's actually got a pretty wide range when he's not doing his Nathan Drake voice
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Why the Guild Wars 2 Collector's Edition costs more outside of the US

Destria

6 years ago

US prices are almost always quoted without sales tax, with varies from state to state.

Even on the shelf in a shop in the state you're in, which is really annoying... Try buying a 50 cent bar of chocolate from a supermarket, and you'll usually end up paying 54 cents at the till.

Some places will specifically say "Inclusive of XXX state sales tax", which is nice.
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Has the Art World Finally Fallen for Video Games?

Destria

6 years ago

Hrm... This isn't the first "Major gallery" that games have features in. The Science Museum in London had an exhibit on games a few years ago. It was pretty good too
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Retrospective: Deus Ex: Invisible War

Destria

7 years ago

"There were also some great biomods like the nanobot spy drone that you could use to scout an area before piloting it up a military bot's rear end and letting it dissipate in an EMP blast. "

Pretty sure that was in the first one too.
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Rage: two-thirds sales to be on console

Destria

7 years ago

@twinberettas

15% ignores digital distribution, which is huge on PC.
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999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

Destria

7 years ago

So who was the guy that's "so obviously the baddie it's clear he can't possibly be"? Nobody really leapt out at being a baddie when I played.
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Retrospective: DuckTales

Destria

8 years ago

"Erm... pretty sure duck tales is on virtual console isnt it? "

I don't think it is.

Also, sarcasm detector!
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Destria

8 years ago

"LOL @ Destria! You know about this thing called the Internet?

I've got all my NES and SEGA favourites in a 200MB folder on my laptop (saves take up most of the space) "

Intriguing.... tell me more of this "internet" of which you speak. And how I can possibly emulate this ability to play NES and SEGA games on a laptop.
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Destria

8 years ago

It's such a shame there's no possible way to play these games without trying to track down a copy of the original cartridge.
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Satoru Iwata earns 500k a year

Destria

8 years ago

"Nintendo keeps it in the bank, in order to be able to withstand Gamecube-like generations."

Nintendo made a profit on the Gamecube though.
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Apple sells three million iPads

Destria

8 years ago

Android App selection is just fine thanks. Game selection, however, does rather suck rather.
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Ubi shows Rayman Origins, Project Dust

Destria

8 years ago

Project DE_Dust?
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Mass Effect 2 patched on 360

Destria

8 years ago

That's what the probing reminded me of! Star control! Though Starcon was more fun, as you could zap aliens and harvest them. Plus you knew where the minerals were. And dodging quakes and hotspots was fun. And when you stumble into some random thing because you could never be arsed to scan for energy and didn't know it was there.
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Remedy doesn't rule out Alan Wake PC

Destria

8 years ago

Still sounds like a "Not going to happen" to me. I'd be surprised if Microsoft gives it the go-ahead
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Irrational reveals cut BioShock ideas

Destria

8 years ago

I also remember this chap. Pre-dated it by at least 10 years
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Love

Destria

8 years ago

Love can build a bridge. So stop trying to jump ravines.

Don't you think it's time?
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Left 4 Dead 2

Destria

9 years ago

"the Jockey, a Golem-like scamperer "

Gollum surely? Be pretty painful to have a golem jump on my back.
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MechWarrior 4 to be released free "soon"

Destria

9 years ago

I thought you could leg Mechs... just you had to take both of them out. Taking out one leg made them limp along rather than stand there on one leg.
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Left 4 Dead nearly half-price this weekend

Destria

9 years ago

That interchange between Burzum and George Roper has to be one of the most retarded things I've seen in a while, with the source of retardation being quite apparent from Burzum. The "insecure 360 owner" comment, and placing somebody who disagrees with him on ignore kinda seals it.

/is in danger of getting sucked into a flame war.
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MW2 to be best-selling game of all time

Destria

9 years ago

I saw this and thought "Mechwarrior 2... are they reviving it in a modern engine?".

Then I was disappointed :(
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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising

Destria

9 years ago

"I'm sorry, but I just don't find the idea of Americans swanning around the world getting involved in shit that doesn't concern them believable."

Hehe. I got it :D

/polishes irono-filter.
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Major WOW patch coming in "weeks"

Destria

10 years ago

I can't wait to check out those new Zeppelin towers outside Orgrimmar...

edit: Zeppelin spell fail
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Some of my best developers are black, says Resi Evil 5 producer

Destria

10 years ago

I laughed
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Deus Ex 3 announced

Destria

11 years ago

"How involved was Spector in the frist game? As I recall he was concentrating on Daikatana (bloody terrible) at the time and Deus Ex sprung from no where, or at least another team at the same company. I'm hoping a team of developers who were fans of the original could really make an amazing game (ala Tomb Raider: Legend). "

You're thinking of John Romero. He was the Daikatana guy. Warren Spector was in charge of that other team at the same company (based in a different city. Austin to Romero's Dallas).
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Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

Destria

11 years ago

I thought the end of Hostile Waters pretty much tried to set up a sequel.
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Destria

11 years ago

"These are Hostile Waters..."

Now that was a great game...
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Fallout 3

Destria

11 years ago

To all those talking about RPGs not working in first person, I present to you the following exhibits:

Ultima Underworld 1 and 2
System Shock 1 and 2
Deus Ex

Sure there's plenty of others, but these ones spring to mind (though no doubt some will argue how they're not RPGs... the definiton of what an RPG is is pretty open to debate too). They're also Looking Glass (or ex-LG, in the case of Deus Ex) games, and Emil Pagliarulo is ex-Looking Glass
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Wii Games Roundup

Destria

11 years ago

This thread needs more Day of the Tentacle love
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Destria

11 years ago

Why is Green Tentacle so angry at Spongebob? I thought he was meant to be the nice one... Unless Purple Tentacle's cunningly disguised himself
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Team Fortress 2

Destria

11 years ago

I used to love Ikka's Quake levels :D
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Miyamoto will work on Sonic & Mario

Destria

11 years ago

The GBA sonic games are pretty good, as is Sonic Rush on the DS.

Note that these are all 2D platformy games though...
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GT Pro Series

Destria

12 years ago

It's amazing how you can totally kill a console, and write off all hope for it, just by having a third party release a couple of crap (and a few more average) games for it...
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Wii profitable from day one

Destria

12 years ago

I think the DVD issue is simply that it is so ubiquitous and so cheap to implement, its hard to see why you would leave it out.

But, again, if most of you customers wont use it and you can shave off $5 per unit, then why not?

I think it's actually a licensing issue more than anything. It's not the technology that would put the cost up, it's licensing. You have to pay X amount to somebody if your device plays DVDs
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1m units at US Wii launch

Destria

12 years ago

Viewing distance has nowt to do with resolution
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Destria

12 years ago

Yes, but that makes the gap more reasonable. Given the current exchange rates, pretty much EVERYTHING is cheaper in the US.
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Destria

12 years ago

VAT VAT VAT VAT VAT
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Yarnton promises 'biggest ever launch' for Wii

Destria

12 years ago

The difference with UK sales tax to the rest of the world is that prices in the UK are always quoted inclusive of VAT. That price of 179 is what you'll pay.

I can't speak for Japan and the rest of the EU, but certainly in the US the quoted price does NOT include sales tax (which is annoying when you buy stuff there, as the total at the till is always more than the price on the box). Admittedly the tax is less than 17.5%, but it does redude the price difference somewhat
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Trauma Center coming to Wii

Destria

12 years ago

A tip for that one is a bit cheeky... excise the aneurism but don't move it. Just leave it there while you zap and excise the other ones. Then move the aneurism and do the finishing-up stuff after they've all stopped growing all big and bursty
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World of Warcraft

Destria

12 years ago

The amount of playtime I've got out of my monthly fee is phenomenal, quite simply. In theory, it should be saving me a fortune in not spending money on other games.

*Looks at still-growing pile of unplayed games*

Curse my lack of willpower...
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Destria

12 years ago

People unable to see the difference between the running costs of a game like Guild Wars, and that of World of Warcraft, are silly.
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New WOW patch revealed

Destria

13 years ago

As it doesn't say "This patch will ease cheating", I doubt it
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Epic proportions

Destria

13 years ago

What on earth is the person three posts ago saying?
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B&W2 gets first patch

Destria

13 years ago

Does someone else want to point it out or shall I?

Or maybe it was a double-bluff.... double-irony kind of thing
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SEGA/Petroglyph working on original RTS series

Destria

13 years ago

So what's this 'PSP' thing that Petay's on about? I'll have to investigate it, and maybe recommend it to all my friends and relatives if it tickles my fancy.

Thanks for mentioning it!
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Serious Sam's sweet 16

Destria

13 years ago

I can't see anything in this article about Rampage
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MediEvil: Resurrection

Destria

13 years ago

And once again a DS or PSP article attracts willy-wavers
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The State of Independence #1

Destria

13 years ago

Going to toss a link to StarShatter now

Given the dearth of space-sims of late, I was glad to stumble upon this.
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Treasure Bleaches DS

Destria

13 years ago

Stick to dry reporting of facts only. I want my websites to read like dictionary entries damnit!
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Destria

13 years ago

Oi. Wasn't The Magician's Nephew the first book?

I suppose it depends on your definition of 'First' I guess. I think Messr Lewis may have written The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe first, and went all Lucas and did prequels (well, one) and sequels. If this was the intended usage, I apologise.

Good books though
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